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Old 26th May 2009, 14:32   #466
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I have read somewhere in the forum that some repair works have happened.

But if you are going from Bangalore, better stick to yellpur route as of today, or take haveri sirsi route
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Old 26th May 2009, 16:22   #467
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Did Bangalore Goa on 21-24 May 2009, took the Bangalore belgaun NH4 onward and then from there the much discredited NH4A Belgaum - Margao route. This route is the shortest and recently relaid. The road is good and can hold speeds of 100+ consistently. Only on nearing ponda the mining trafiic is high. This also takes only about 10 minutes to navigate since they are parked.

return did the Margao -Karvar- yellapur -hubli route. The road is good but there is a lot of small town crosings and traffic till we reach the Karvar-yellapur route. It is indeed very scenic but I felt this was longer. So my suggestion to anyone driving to North or south Goa take the NH4A, there is no scenery but much faster.
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Old 26th May 2009, 17:56   #468
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Me and some friends are planning to go to Goa some time in June. I am starting from Bangalore and have to go via Hassan because I have to pick a couple of friends there.

From Hassan I have identified the following routes.

1. Hassan-Mangalore-NH17 till Panaji
2. Hassan-Shimoga-Sagar-Honnavar-NH17
3. Hassan-Chikmagalur-Sringeri-Agumbe-Someshwara-Kundapura-NH17
4. Hassan-Shimoga-Sagar-Siddapura-Mirjan-NH17

I believe Route 1 would be the simplest but it will have heavy traffic. Personally I would like to take route 3, but I have already done that few times earlier.
I found route 4 on Maps of India. It shows a road from Siddapura to Mirjan. This road is in between the Jog-Honnavar road & Sirsi-Mirjan road.

Can anybody update on the condition of this road? If this is good, then I will take this road. I do not want to go upto Sirsi & take the Mirjan road.

Also how is the condition of the NH17 from Mangalore to Panaji?

I have chosen routes falling in the Malnad region because hopefully it would have started raining and atleast I might get a scenic drive
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Old 26th May 2009, 18:17   #469
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Also how is the condition of the NH17 from Mangalore to Panaji?
NH17 - Managalore to Panaji is good. you can average around 60 km/hr

I think i have driven it around road in between jog honnavar in sep 2008 -half. was ok, dont know now.

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Old 26th May 2009, 19:56   #470
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I suggest you take the second route
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Old 26th May 2009, 20:53   #471
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I have read somewhere in the forum that some repair works have happened.

But if you are going from Bangalore, better stick to yellpur route as of today, or take haveri sirsi route
Yes, starting from Bangalore, but need to visit Dharwad.

If SH-34 is not in a good shape, then what's the recommended route for Dharwad-Goa (south) ?.

Thanks.
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Old 26th May 2009, 21:34   #472
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check post 467 by prashanth. Seems the road to ponda is fine.
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Old 26th May 2009, 22:22   #473
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guys don't take any of the shortcuts to the road to ponda (like e.g. kittur - khanapur or dharwad - khanapur) unless you are driving a SUV/Jeep there are places where the road has disappeared after it has rained and there are huge craters - huge enough to make your car a see-saw Instead take the road that lies via belgaum.

cheers, and drive safe !

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guys don't take any of the shortcuts to the road to ponda (like e.g. kittur - khanapur or dharwad - khanapur) unless you are driving a SUV/Jeep there are places where the road has disappeared after it has rained and there are huge craters - huge enough to make your car a see-saw Instead take the road that lies via belgaum.

cheers, and drive safe !
In other words you mean "stick to NH4A"
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Old 31st May 2009, 18:03   #475
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I suggest Hassan - Shimoga - Sagar - NH17 to Goa which is best route and scenic too considerring rainy season but rains not started yet :(

Regards,

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ak-47 : .. but need to visit Dharwad.
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ravibhat : I suggest Hassan - Shimoga - Sagar - NH17 to Goa which is best route and scenic too considerring rainy season but rains not started yet :(
And you still suggest this route ?
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And you still suggest this route ?
He was suggesting it to me

Has anyone one travelled on the Sagar-Siddapura-Mirjan-Karwar-Goa route? How is the condition of the Siddapura-Mirjan section? Both Maps of India and Google maps show this route
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update: a small birdie tells me the kittur-khanapur stretch is being re-laid and now becomes the fastest road to goa from blr !

cheers,

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I did Shimoga - Goa via the Sagar - Honnavar - Karwar on May 9th. The road is very good and was a breeze to drive.

Ravibhat: Thanks for the road info.
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update: a small birdie tells me the kittur-khanapur stretch is being re-laid and now becomes the fastest road to goa from blr !
YIPPEEE!!!

Thanks for the info.

Hopefully it holds up till Ganesh time.

You still driving up and down in that 800?
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